Creamy courgette lasagne

Creamy courgette lasagne

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(353 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal405
  • fat21g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre4g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.36g
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  • 9 dried lasagne sheets
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 700g courgette (about 6), coarsely grated



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 250g tub ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a by-product of making…

  • 50g cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 350g jar tomato sauce for pasta


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put a pan of water on to boil, then cook the lasagne sheets for about 5 mins until softened, but not cooked through. Rinse in cold water, then drizzle with a little oil to stop them sticking together.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, then fry the onion. After 3 mins, add the courgettes and garlic and continue to fry until the courgette has softened and turned bright green. Stir in 2/3 of both the ricotta and the cheddar, then season to taste. Heat the tomato sauce in the microwave for 2 mins on High until hot.

  3. In a large baking dish, layer up the lasagne, starting with half the courgette mix, then pasta, then tomato sauce. Repeat, top with blobs of the remaining ricotta, then scatter with the rest of the cheddar. Bake on the top shelf for about 10 mins until the pasta is tender and the cheese is golden.

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Comments (392)

saraha's picture

This recipe is great it's become a regular mid week meal for us. Added chilli flakes to the pasta sauce last night - yum! In the past I have successfully frozen the leftovers.

marychef's picture

My husband made this - it took a lot longer than 10 mins to prepare. But really was worth it. We made our own tomato sauce. As I'm quite a cheese fan I'd up the amount of cheese next time. Really enjoyed this and will add it to our list of interesting veggie meals!

thestubbs's picture

As suggested used fresh lasagne and added some bacon and a couple of mushrooms to the courgettes. I also added a few pine nuts which added texture to the dish. Really tasty and will make again soon.

peacol's picture

I give this recipe a 5* rating. Its a great lasagne, good for using up a glut of courgettes. It took much longer to make than the time stated. I tend not to cook the lasagne first - just put it straight into the oven. I've cooked this for lots of friends and everyone loves it.

elparkes's picture

Very easy and very tasty - and the leftovers heated up well in the microwave after 2 days in the fridge. A nice alternative to meat.

x-ali-x's picture

Absolutely gorgeous! I used an Arrabiata pasta sauce which had a hint of chilli, and also added some wilted spinach to the courgettes - It sure was a party for my tastebuds!

alilovesolives's picture

This is a lovely dish but I found a lot of liquid comes out of the courgettes, when they're with the onions so drain well. I also put some Dolcelatte in and this makes it really tasty.

karenian's picture

Made this last night. I did not pre-cook lasagne sheets, just made it up and put it in the oven for 30 mins. Absolutely delicious! Will try variations next time, bacon sounds good!

gmjwoodville's picture

I couldn't get Ricotta so used mozzarella instead and some parmesan on top. Excellent!

sjones's picture

Can anyone tell me if this would be sutitable for freezing? I have lots of courgettes that I need to use and I'd like to make some dishes and freeze them for the months to come, but not sure because of the cheese...same goes for the tomato and courgette gratin?

twinmum's picture

You know it's a great dish when hubby, not a huge fan of courgette and tomatoes, and the two year olds gobble it up and ask for more. And we're not vegetarians. Delicious and easy, will make again.

twinmum's picture

You know it's a great dish when hubby, who's not a great fan of courgette and tomatoes, and the 2 yr olds gobble it up and ask for more. And we're not vegetarians. Delicious, will definitely make again.

ireneg's picture

Great recipe to use free courgettes from the allotments of friends.

ireneg's picture

I have made this twice now and both times it was delicious. I asked my sister round to taste it which she didn't want to do as she said that she didn't like courgettes - well she liked this and took the rest home to feed her family. It's great this time of year when courgettes are being given away by friends. I did lose my temper with the lasagne sheets as they stuck together

serena43's picture

My kids loved this dish and they are not that easy to please! I cooked the courgettes, onion & garlic first then blended it and put it back on hob adding Lloyd Grossman's Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce.

serena43's picture

My kids loved this dish and they are not that easy to please! I cooked the courgettes, onion & garlic first then blended it and put it back on hob adding Lloyd Grossman's Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce.

tomsavage's picture

We needed something to do with our glut of courgettes (and I don't particularly like them anyway). This turned to be a fabulous recipe. As others have said, it didn't look too apertising as I made it but when it was cooked we loved it.

guernseygirl's picture

Made this a couple of weeks ago but threw in extra peppers and other veg as I didn't have enough courgettes - my husband absolutely loved it and said it was one of the tastiest meals he's had!

kathylacey's picture

Made this last night, using fresh lasagne, homemade tomato sauce, homegrown courgettes and added some smoked bacon lardons. I also sliced some of the courgettes instead of grating them all - as suggested by other posters. Absolutely gorgeous!! The only problem was - we managed to scoff the lot between two of us!!

sealface's picture

Anyone know if I could prepare this dish and then freeze it BEFORE the final cook through?? Have a glut of home grown courgettes, so want to make one for eating in the next few days, and one to freeze to be defosted then cooked through at a later date.... Any advice appreciated!


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